Better Braybrooke

Better Braybrooke first met in 1996 as a group of residents and became a registered charity in 1998. Membership is open to anyone living in BraybrookeWard.

Better Braybrooke is a non-political organisation which works to improve the local neighbourhood by encouraging and assisting with environmental improvements. Better Braybrooke also aims to bring together the local authority, voluntary organisations and residents in a common effort to campaign on issues affecting our quality of life.




Every Wednesday 6-8pm


Community Centres

Broomgrove, Downs Farm, Chapel Park Road, Ore, The Bridge, West Hill,  Southwater,  Hollington


Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers help hundreds of thousands of people each year to reclaim local green places.  Through our own environmental projects and through our network of 2,000 community groups, we see people – every day, and all across the UK – taking responsibility for their own local environments.

You can be part of it too.


Education Futures Trust

Education Futures Trust is a charitable organisation which seeks to advance education for the public benefit in Hastings and Rye, and the surrounding area. We aim to support the establishment, development and delivery of programmes, initiative and projects that will advance education and enable the participants to derive maximum benefit.


Fellowship of St.Nicholas (FSN)

Totally committed to families in Hastings and Rother for over 70 years FSN has played a vital role in enhancing the quality of life of children and families in our communities, offering a range of services to help families by: finding pathways out of poverty; supporting parenting, children and young people through bereavement;  young people with mental health issues, families under pressure, children’s development and learning; and supporting communities capacity building


Friends of Alexandra Park

The aims of the Friends of the Park

  1. To work with the local community and the Borough Council, and be consulted by them, for the promotion, preservation and enhancement of the Park

  2. To protect the flora and fauna of the Park to report vandalism and misuse of the park, and comment on the range of activities in the Park.

  3. To contribute to the Park by: ideas, working parties, seeking grants and funding, and engaging in publicity


Friends of Church and Robsack Woods

To promote practical conservation work through voluntary action for the benefit of the local environment and community, conserving Church and Robsack woods as a community woodland resource for local people to enjoy and study.


Friends of Hastings Country Park

Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve was formed in April 2007 by members of the Volunteer Rangers, as a means of involving the wider community in the management and enjoyment of the Reserve.
Our aim is to protect, promote and enhance the natural environment of the Reserve, and to encourage others to join us in this work, so that the value of the Reserve and its wildlife is protected for future generations.


Hastings, Rye and District Scouts

Scouting is a world wide educational Movement for young people. The Scouts in Hastings seeks to provide young people with opportunities to participate in adventurous outdoor activities, learn team-building skills and develop new friendships.


Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust

Friends of Speckled Wood Management Trust are a group which were set up in 2012 to protect the local woodland from development by the three original founders who felt that the woodland was not well known about and at risk from unscrupulous developers. The trust achievements are substantial to date and too many to list. Some of these physical achievements are shown in the picture gallery above. If you need contact information or any further information, please ask Charlotte.


Hastings Urban Design Group

Our overall objective is to improve and enhance our existing environment by achieving a better standard of design for future developments in the area. Geographically our principal interest is development within Hastings and St Leonards-on-Sea, but also extends to significant issues within Bexhill, Battle,Rye and other areas of East Sussex.


Horizons Community Learning CIC

Horizons believes in developing the potential and improving the life chances of adults of all ages in disadvantaged communities across Hastings, St Leonards and East Sussex through the provision of accessible learning, educational and volunteering opportunities.


North East Hastings Big Local

Big Local is an exciting opportunity for residents in 150 areas around England to use at least £1m to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their communities. It’s about bringing together all the local talent, ambitions, skills and energy from individuals, groups and organisations who want to make their area an even better place to live. Big Local nationally is being run by Local Trust, which is working with over £200m from the Big Lottery Fund and a range of partners providing expert advice and support for residents. The four programme outcomes for Big Local are:

  1. Communities will be better able to identify local needs and take action in response to them.

  2. People will have increased skills and confidence, so that they continue to identify and respond to needs in the future.

  3. The community will make a difference to the needs it prioritises.

  4. People will feel that their area is an even better place to live.

What Big Local is NOT about: It’s NOT about the local authority, the government or a national organisation telling us what to do. It’s NOT about individual groups fixing their favourite problem without talking to a wide range of different people who live and work in the community. It’s NOT about short-term thinking – we have 10 years or more to plan and deliver the best options for our area.


Ore Community

A very warm welcome to a website designed especially to promote all that is good about Ore. The intention is to provide a platform for anyone wishing to spend their time (and money) in the Ore area to be able to find what they want at the click of a button. Also to promote and encourage all Ore residents to get together in creating an environment that is great to live life to the full in.


Ore Community Land Trust

Ore Community Land Trust seeks to protect land in the Upper Ore Valley to save and enhance urban woodland and green space for community use and to protect animal habitat. We, therefore, campaign against development plans that would threaten the environment of the Valley. We also support positive regeneration plans and put forward ideas for improvements for the area.


Respond Academy

Respond Academy started in 2007 having formed from earlier projects.

Pablo & Jc McFee  2006 devised a specialist education programme using the  Arts, Music & Media that  gave  young people a thirst for learning and helping them to find  new ways of working within the creative fields to create employment or work along side other Artists and professionals on incredible high profile or local  events or projects. Jc realized that the  Arts Award in 2007 was the way forward  to obtain qualifications for our Community members as well as some of the most excluded challenging Students from  EBD schools giving them 2 Gcse’s to enable them to go towards their further education